Business and Administration Essay

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Unit one: Principles of personal responsibilities and working in a business environment


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Please note that this Assessment document has 8 pages and is made up of 7 Sections.

Name: Olamilekan Akeem Owolabi

Section 1 – Know the employment rights and responsibilities of the employee and employer

1. Identify four main points that would be included in a contract of employment. If possible, use an example contract to support your answer (feel free to obscure any confidential information). • Employment Contract • Legislation • Sources of information • Equality and diversity

2a) List three key points of legislation that affect employers in a business environment.

1. Health and safety 2. Employment right and responsibilities 3. Data protection

2b) List three key points of legislation that affect employees in a business environment. 1. Food Safety 2. Employment agencies 3. Private security industries

3. Identify a range of places where a person can find information on employment rights and responsibilities. You should identify at least two internal and two external sources of information.

• Internal source information: 1) Line Managers. 2) Informed colleagues

• External Source Information: 1) Citizens Advice Bureaux. 2) Business Link

4. Describe how representative bodies can support employees.

It is basically unions which help employees, you normally sign up and pay so much a month or year and they are there for employees. They help your job become more secure, they support you if you lose your job, for disciplinary meetings, your salary, holiday ect.

5. Briefly describe employer and employee responsibilities for equality and diversity in a business environment. You should give at least two employer responsibilities and two employee responsibilities.

If possible, provide relevant equality and diversity procedures from your workplace (or place of study) to support your answer. These documents should be annotated to highlight the relevant sections.

• Equality and Diversity are not inter-changeable but interdependent. There can be no equality of opportunity if difference is not valued and harnessed and take account of.

1. Employer responsibilities are • Training staff on equality and diversity topics • Ensure that line manages appreciate diversity and promote fair treatment.

2. Employee responsibilities are: • Focus on the actual person and not the ‘label’ that may be put them • Always look for the positive attributes people may bring to a situation.

6. Briefly explain the benefits of making sure equality and diversity procedures are followed in a business environment. Your answer should include one benefit for the employer, one benefit for the employee and one benefit for the overall organisation.

Benefit for the employee organisation

Employer.... optimises pool of candidates for positions

Employee improved job satisfaction due to sense of needs being valued or ability to meet basic cultural requirements if policy includes flexibility for religious holidays/observances etc

Organisation.... source of insight into culture of target populations

Section 2 – Understand the purpose of health, safety and security procedures in a business environment

1. Identify employer and employee responsibilities for health, safety and security.

If possible, provide